CHECKLIST SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE DAY
Decide on the mood you are hoping to create with your music.
Research performers – ask friends, use the internet and check out live shows. Listen to a few songs before making any bookings.
Secure your band or DJ as soon as possible: the most popular acts will be booked out well in advance.
Check if your venue has space for a dancefloor, and whether you need to hire any equipment such as speakers or microphones.
TWO MONTHS BEFORE
If you’re creating your own playlist, start putting it together now.
ONE MONTH BEFORE
Reconfirm your band or DJ and give them your track list.
ON THE DAY
Nominate someone to ensure your musicians have water available. Be sure to provide food if they’ll be performing for an extended period.